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Grow in Wisdom and Deepen Your Faith!  Take Classes at the Athenaeum

Masters-level evening and weekend course offerings open to any students already possessing a bachelor’s degree include:

Old Testament Scriptures (Professor: Fr. Tim Schehr)
Saturdays, 9:30-12:10 PM, August 26-November 4

Explore the foundations of Hebrew Scriptures including the Pentateuch, Prophets, and Wisdom Literature. Understanding our roots will help equip us as Christian believers.

Church History (Professor: Fr. David Endres)
Mondays, 7:00-9:40 PM, August 28-November 13
Have you ever been challenged about the Church's role in the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, or World War II? Learn about the development of the Church from the first through the twentieth centuries by focusing on key issues and tensions, important figures, and significant developments in Catholic thought, piety, and practice.

Catholic Social Doctrine (Professor: Dr. Ken Craycraft)

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, August 29-November 7
How should the Church interact with cultural, social, legal, and political realities? Learn about the development of Catholic social doctrine from its biblical foundations, to its great teachers, up to the challenges of today.

Theology of the Body (Professor Emily Macke)

Thursdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, August 31-November 16

Learn about one of St. John Paul II's outstanding legacies: his reflections on the meaning of the body and the human person, love, relationality, redemption, gender, marriage, and celibacy.

Christology (Professor: Fr. Rob Jack)

Thursdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, August 24-November 2
Learn about how Jesus is known through the lens of Sacred Scripture and tradition, including the ecumenical councils and patristic writers.

Non-degree certificate-level courses open to any students already possessing at least a high school diploma include:

Jesus: The Christ of Faith (Professor: Deacon Mike Cassani)

Saturdays, 9:30-12:10, August 26-November 4
What does it mean to believe in Jesus? Jesus Christ, the model for all ministry, will be studied beginning with biblical sources, through the development of the dogmas of the Church.

Ecclesiology (Professor: Fr. Steve Walter)

Saturdays, 9:30-12:10, November 11-December 16

What is the Church? Explore its theology, mission, catholicity, and relationship to the world.

Catechism of the Catholic Church (Professor: Deacon Amado Lim)

Saturdays, 9:30-12:10, August 26-September 23

Explore the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a resource for ministry and personal growth.

*this course is held at Good Shepherd parish in Montgomery.

Basic Doctrine (Professor Mary Bellman)

Saturdays, 9:30-12:10, September 30-December 16

An opportunity to better understand the doctrines of the Church and the development of theology.

*this course is held at Good Shepherd parish in Montgomery.

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